Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
World Animal Net Inc N/A MA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 37,600
Maggie Society N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300,000
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,000
PAWSitively Cats N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Kitsap Humane Society N/A WA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Pacific Pug Rescue Inc N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Sentient Media San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 791,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
World Animal Net Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 37,600
Maggie Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300,000
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,000
PAWSitively Cats N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Kitsap Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Pacific Pug Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Sentient Media San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 791,350

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 6,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Maggie Society NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Animal Outlook Inc DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 44,200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Friends of Santa Ana Zoo CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 3,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Animal Aid Unlimited WA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Page SUM 306,500

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
World Animal Net Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 37,600
Maggie Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,000
PAWSitively Cats United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Kitsap Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Pacific Pug Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Sentient Media United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 791,350

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14797 records found.